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Higher Ground II

"This I command you...Love one another." John 15:17


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2017 Schedule
Week 1: May 28-June 2, 2017
Week 2: June 11-16, 2017

Higher Ground II is for those young people who have attended Higher Ground, or who are graduating seniors from High School (even if they haven’t attended Higher Ground). A special application with an adult recommendation is required because of the greater maturity expected of the participants. The program is designed to give the participants skills and experiences which will enable them to better live a Christian lifestyle of discipleship and service.

Higher Ground II calls participants to a deeper experience of prayer, Scripture and community interaction. The intent of this program is to help youth discover that the Church needs their gifts and talents. They are encouraged to reflect on their call to fuller participation in their parish communities and challenged to greater global awareness.

Higher Ground II is held at Camp Norwesca near Chadron State Park. There are two consecutive sessions, beginning the last week in May (Memorial Day Weekend). Each week begins Sunday evening at 6:00 PM MDT and ends the following Friday at 11:00 AM MDT.

The cost of the week is $150. The non-refundable round-trip bus fare is an additional $80.

Refund Policy

If, for some reason, you will not be able to attend, we will refund your fee, providing you notify us before the registration deadline for your particular week. If notice is not given before the registration deadline for you particular week, only $75 of your registration fee will be refunded. Bus fees are not refundable after registration deadline. If you do not show up for your week, or do not contact us before 4:30 p.m. CST on the Thursday before your week, no money can be refunded. This is necessary because there will most likely be participants waiting in line in case someone cancels. We do not want anyone to be deprived of the opportunity to experience Higher Ground Retreats™.


John Burks - Director

Office of Youth & Young Adult Ministry
2708 Old Fair RD
Grand Island, NE 68803
Phone: 308-325-6330
Fax: 308-382-6569

Fr. Josh Brown - Spiritual Director

Phone: 308-730-7024